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BBBH41301
Negotiable
Phoenix, Arizona

Contracts Manager

*MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH AND BE BASED IN CANADA OR US*

Contract position managing all contracts for assigned capital projects from conception through execution and completion. Responsible for post contract administration and management of all contract matters relating to the obligations and duties of both parties.

Essential Functions
Analysis all contracts including the conditions, scope, and other Works information to identify requirements and deliverables and to highlight areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts, or deviations from the scope of work. Makes recommendations to the Project Managers on the mitigation of these risks. Closely monitors and supports remedial actions and recommends appropriate actions.

  • Develops and manages appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Supervises and provides guidance to other project team members to ensure technical competence and consistency of administration across several contract packages and to ensure that customer-related actions or inactions which could result in constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.
  • Develops and manages procedures to recognize and identify contract claims as they develop and manage the timely resolution under the changes provisions wherever possible, obtaining claims and legal expertise as appropriate.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with Construction, Engineering, Project Controls, Procurement, Legal, Project Management and Risk Management to facilitate organizational interfaces to support contract administration.
  • Provides the Project Manager with reviews and analysis of the contract commitment data and payments position and assists Project Controls with the in the development and maintenance of overall cost management.
  • Responsible for adherence to contract insurance provisions and ensures implementation of all requirements.
  • Ensures the requirements of good corporate governance is understood by members of the Project Management team and takes early actions to correct any deviations from good governance practices.
  • Provides reporting, ensures technical competency and consistency across all projects and provides information and guidance to the Project Management team. Job Scope Information
  • Nature of Work - Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area.
  • Level of Interaction - Often collaborates with managers and/or functional or site leaders and has some interaction with external colleagues.
  • Autonomy/Decision making - Works under limited supervision and has significant latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact a group or functional area within the company.
  • Budgetary responsibility - Prepares budget for review by others by pulling all components together and making recommendations.
  • Managerial responsibility - Manages supervisors or mid-level professional individual contributors

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and ten (10) years experience in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering, OR · Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering and six (6) years experience in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of commercial contracts management
  • Work involves frequent travel, international assignments, and relocation to the site of work
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers in a business environment. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, essential Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with large copper production and related facilities
  • Prior EPCM experience preferred · Heavy industrial construction commercial management experience
  • Working as a team member (Client, EPCM & Contractors)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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Description


This contractor position is on a Project basis and will initially be working remotely. There is a potential that trips to Vancouver will be required. You will then be required to go to the jobsite in Arizona USA as the project progresses.

Responsible for direction, planning and coordination of the construction phase of major mining and metallurgical process facilities projects, beginning in the early phases of project definition with project execution planning, phasing and scheduling, and constructability reviews, and continuing throughout the erection and commissioning phases of the project, with particular emphasis on jobsite health and safety, environmental protection and labor relations. Reporting to the Project Manager, the scope of this position includes all aspects of construction from early planning stages through direction of field erection and commissioning activities, with hand-off to the site operations team for beneficial operation.

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  • Participates in evaluation and management of changes to the work and works to minimize impacts to cost and schedule
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related field, or equivalent in training and/or field experience and a minimum fifteen (15) years experience in the field, engaged directly in the practice of construction and construction management OR
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  • Work involves frequent travel, international assignments, and relocation to the site of work
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers in a business environment. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, essential


Preferred Qualifications
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  • Experience with large copper concentrators
  • Prior EPCM experience preferred
  • Heavy industrial construction experience
  • Experience in Lean Construction practices
  • Productivity and Performance improvement experience with a workforce of several thousand people
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  • Experience with scheduling programs
  • Understanding of Labor requirements and forecasting
  • Experience is setting KPI's and tracking on a day to day basis
  • Predominant experience in field roles
  • Working as a team member (Client, EPCM & Contractors)

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

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Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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Snr Project Manager Engineering (Contract) Description This contractor position is on a temporary basis and will work remotely, in a Vancouver, BC Engineering office, then to the jobsite in Arizona.
Responsible for day-to-day leadership, management and direction of both the detail engineering and the engineering execution phases of a major mining and metallurgical process facilities project, reporting to the Project Director, and functionally to the Director of Engineering.

The scope of this position includes all aspects of the project life cycle with a specified technology vendor, from early scoping and definition stages through detailed engineering and procurement phases and finally to field erection and commissioning support.

  • Review the development of the engineering work packages (EWPs) for all deliverables and time-based functions with technology provider. Review and analyze project requirements to establish tasks and subtasks and project timelines.
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  • Involve specialist expertise from within FMMC or externally as necessary.
  • Ensure engineering risk assessments and HAZOPs are carried out and all identified issues are addressed.
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  • Serves as expert on engineering management issues.
  • Coordinate quality audit verifications to ensure compliance with all relevant engineering standards and procedures for all design activities. Instigate corrective actions as required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven experience in Project and Engineering Management on projects with a value exceeding $500 million.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, and minimum 15 years' experience with the practice, systems, processes and terminology of project management.
  • Master's degree in engineering or related field and minimum 12 years' experience with the practice, systems, processes and terminology of project management.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, project controls, contract administration, procurement, expediting and materials management (logistics)
  • Work involves frequent travel, international assignments, and relocation to the site of work
  • Proficient in the use of computers and software in a business environment.
  • An extensive technical knowledge of engineering systems, design, applications of engineering processes and materials, and engineering applications of current engineering technologies.
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  • Ability to plan, coordinate and organize at an advanced level.
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Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior EPCM experience preferred with design office management experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with a governing authority.
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  • Productivity and Performance improvement experience with a workforce of several thousand people
  • Experience with scheduling programs.
  • Understanding of engineering staffing requirements and forecasting
  • Experience in setting KPI's and tracking on a day to day basis
  • Working as a team member (Client, EP, EPCM & Contractors)
  • Mining Projects construction experience

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.